Pros It was comfortable, solid, very fast
Cons USB connection sucked, to be frank. Cord broke in 11 days and I had to hold it tight just to get my information off so I could return it. I was VERY disappointed.
Summary This was a great idea, but is fatally flawed where the usb cord connects. It is too short to reach most ports and even with an extension the cord was vulnerable to bending and broke within two weeks. I really wanted this to work, but the weakness in the USB cord is just not acceptable. I purchased a WD after I returned it.
Pros Rugged design is a good idea -- somebody should build one ;)
Works well for a little while.
Cons USB CABLE DESIGN IS DEFECTIVE and WILL SOON FAIL UNDER NORMAL USE. Mine died for no apparent reason, and according to posts on several sites on the Internet, so did dozens of other people's drives.
Summary How can Hitachi have the audacity to hype this drive as being rugged when the average schoolgirl could easily break it without even trying?
Some eager/hungry lawyer should file a class action suit against Hitachi and make them stop advertising and selling this trash.
Pros This is my favorite external Hard Drive! I use it in the field, and between three different Mac computers. it is both durable and reliable.
Cons I used to think 500GB was a con, until my 1TB Drive from a different manufacturer failed.
I"m going back to the Hitachi 500GB.
Summary Hitachi products have been very reliable for me. They seem to be Mac compatible, though a little hard to find in Fairbanks Alaska, so I have to resort to online shopping.
I like a product line that is consistent, and this one has been very good to me.
Pros fast transfer rate. cool style. work even drop 10 ft.
Cons ur computer wont read it when you came up to 100gb of files on it.
Summary check out other shops on google. it sucks.
Pros Quit working under normal operations. can not open folder and lost all backups
Cons lost time and money, Won't buy another drive from hitachi unreliable
Summary 1.- Its functionality is very poor and hitach support unreachable, Can not get support from them